Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post-War Piston Era, Grumman CSR-110 Albatross

Canadian Warbirds of the Post-War Piston Era, Grumman CSR-110 Albatross

Data current to 6 Jan 2018.

 (DND Photo via Chris Charland)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9302). 

The Grumman CSR-110 Albatross is a large twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat flown by the RCAF as a search and rescue aircraft.  

On 23 April 1966, an RCAF Albatross (Serial No. 9302) serving with No. 121 Composite Unit (KU) at RCAF Station Comox, British Columbia, crashed on the Hope Slide near Hope, BC.  It was the only RCAF Albatross loss.  Five of the six crew members died (Squadron Leader J. Braiden, Flying Officer Christopher J. Cormier, Leading Aircraftsman Robert L. McNaughton, Flight Lieutenant Phillip L. Montgomery, and Flight Lieutenant Peter Semak).  Flying Officer Bob Reid was the sole survivor. A portion of the wreckage is still visible.

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross (10), (Serial Nos. 9301-9310).

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Grumman Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9305), visiting NAS San Diego, California, Jan 1967.  None have been preserved in Canada.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9302). taxiing for take-off at Rockcliffe.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, and Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, RCAF Rescue aircraft.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross formation takeoff near Picton, Ontario. 

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9309).

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9310).

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. (9301).

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

Grumman Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9305), 27 May 1967.

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

Grumman Albatross, RCAF (Serial No. 9301), 27 May 1967.